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Estimating the Link Function in Multinomial Response Models under Endogeneity and Quadratic Loss

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  • Judge, George G.
  • Mittelhammer, Ron C

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This paper considers estimation and inference for the multinomial response model in the case where endogenous variables are arguments of the unknown link function. Semiparametric estimators are proposed that avoid the parametric assumptions underlying the likelihood approach as well as the loss of precision when using nonparametric estimation. A data based shrinkage estimator that seeks an optimal combination of estimators and results in superior risk performance under quadratic loss is also developed.

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  • Judge, George G. & Mittelhammer, Ron C, 2004. "Estimating the Link Function in Multinomial Response Models under Endogeneity and Quadratic Loss," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt4422n50w, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
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    1. Mittelhammer, Ron C. & Judge, George G., 2005. "Combining estimators to improve structural model estimation and inference under quadratic loss," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 128(1), pages 1-29, September.
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    5. Mittelhammer, Ron C & Judge, George G. & Schoenberg, Ron, 2003. "Empirical Evidence Concerning the Finite Sample Performance of EL-Type Structural Equation Estimation and Inference Methods," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt2xm0n02g, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
    6. Klein, Roger W & Spady, Richard H, 1993. "An Efficient Semiparametric Estimator for Binary Response Models," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 61(2), pages 387-421, March.
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    1. Sofia Berto Villas-Boas, 2007. "Vertical Relationships between Manufacturers and Retailers: Inference with Limited Data," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 74(2), pages 625-652.
    2. Mittelhammer, Ron C & Judge, George G. & Miller, Douglas J & Cardell, N. Scott, 2005. "Minimum Divergence Moment Based Binary Response Models: Estimation and Inference," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt1546s6rn, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.

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